Convenient fully cooked chicken sausage is a great flavor starter for this easy pasta recipe with just three ingredients you can keep stocked in your freezer or pantry for fast dinners. Just add some sautéed onions and pasta and you have a super-simple meal that the entire family will love.

Lauren Grant
Source:, April 2018


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large pot.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and onions; cook, stirring often, until the sausage is browned and onions are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, add pasta to the boiling water and cook according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta.

  • Add the pasta to the pan with the sausage and onions. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta water. Add more of the reserved pasta water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed, until you reach desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

415 calories; protein 23g 46% DV; carbohydrates 47g 15% DV; dietary fiber 3g 12% DV; sugars 4g; fat 15g 23% DV; saturated fat 3g 15% DV; cholesterol 65mg 22% DV; vitamin a iu 202IU 4% DV; vitamin c 4mg 7% DV; folate 130mcg 33% DV; calcium 13mg 1% DV; iron 3mg 17% DV; magnesium 6mg 2% DV; potassium 82mg 2% DV; sodium 773mg 31% DV; thiamin 1mg 100% DV.